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Poster: ClubdElf Date: Apr 21, 2004 6:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Best Grateful Dead Show

what would you say the best Grateful Dead show on the archive is. meaning best sound, performance, song list...

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Poster: pyramid termite Date: Apr 22, 2004 10:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

8-27-72 is a must have ... best is such a hard thing to decide, especially seeing as I haven't heard a lot of these shows yet. I also recommend 9-20-90 (first rate) and really like a lot of the Europe '72 stuff, although the sound quality is variable. They were really on that year.

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Poster: Flemmj Date: Apr 26, 2004 7:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

5/8/77 was a great recording. 5/7/77 Boston was also very good as well as 5/9/77. I'm listening to 12/12/69 which is awesome. 10/19/74 is darn good.

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Poster: c'bus head Date: Apr 26, 2004 8:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

I have been searching for years for a show I heard once. All I can remember is that they finished w/ sug mag-daydream and couldn't finish! Bobby mumbles something then Phil says " what Bobby meant to say was Jerry's fingers are frozen, my guitar is broken and my mind is blown, so we aren't going to be able to do an encore tonight"! The next night I think they played a double encore. Can anyone help me!?

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Poster: Renliff Date: Jun 1, 2005 6:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

The wird ending w/ no encore is 5/30/86 and t is a neat drug induced show.

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Poster: thelandlady Date: Jun 1, 2005 8:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

this must be drug induced...it never happened...

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Poster: liranfa Date: Jun 1, 2005 12:37pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

Yeah, the GD played 5/11/86 and then their next show was 6/20/86......good luck finding this one. I went to a lot of shows and had even more tapes and I've never heard of such a moment. They did botch "Brokedown Palace" a couple of times at Red Rocks (9/5/85 and one of the '87 shows) but that's about it.

As far as "best show ever" (said in Comic-book Guy tone) I could make a case for at least 200 shows being the "best ever". Just pick a show and listen. Chances are, you're going to hear something that you missed when you were either at the show or missed the last time you listened to the show. The term "best show ever" cracks me up.

This post was modified by liranfa on 2005-06-01 19:37:20

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Poster: Renliff33 Date: Jun 7, 2005 7:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

sorry 5/3/86

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Poster: Renliff33 Date: Jun 7, 2005 7:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

it is weird and yes it did happen there are even good quality tapes of it

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Poster: bmateo Date: Apr 27, 2004 3:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

Have to agree with the 5/8/77, it is my favorite.

Also like anything on Spring tour '71, lot's of really good pigpen stuff then (Princton's "Brooklyn Bridge Rap", Duke Univ's Lovelite, etc. Not sure on sound quality, I only have casettes of these shows, I recorded about 15 years ago in college.

Also really like the Riverfront/Cincinati show in summer of '85, awesome second set, and even the cassette I have is stellar quality.

I wish I could find some '71 stuff for download.

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Poster: glenn Date: Jun 2, 2005 10:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

check these threads for more 'best' shows talk...

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=14563

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=18241

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=33268

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=36449

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Poster: magicgravy Date: Apr 21, 2004 10:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

9.11.73
william and mary
the jazz years. just billy, with horns, jerry on a strat, if i believe.
the playin' in the band will reaffirm what made them the best, the dark star>phil solo>dew will remind you why we kept coming back.

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Poster: fireonshakedownstreet Date: Apr 22, 2004 10:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best Grateful Dead Show

tough call. Im partial to anything from 77 but Cornell, 5-8-77 is insane probably the best ever Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain. 8-27-72 what a trippy show. Anything with Dancing in the Streets!!!